All Time Highs For Market Vector Biotech (AMEX: BBH)

May 14, 2012 3:35 PM ETBBH
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Frank started market timing in 1982 when the Federal Reserve cut interest rates and sparked the 1980’s bull rally. Realizing that this rally could have been forecasted, he began to search for indicators which had similar forecasting ability. Within a year, his first newsletter was launched, “Growth Fund Strategies Report” which used a market timing strategy consisting of changes in interest rates, Fed changes, Market breadth and market price (using the S&P 500 Index). The strategy was hugely successful and issued a major sell signal on September 10th, 1987, just five weeks before the market crash on October 19th. In 1996 his first market timing website was launched. “Market Timer Report” used a refined strategy to market time the general U.S. stock market, and followed a variety of growth stock mutual funds. It was geared towards more conservative mutual fund investors and averaged only one to two switches a year. By the end of the 1990s, the strategy was refined to one that followed market trends instead of using interest rates and breadth on which to base market timing decisions. Because trend following never missed major trends trends, and those trends which failed resulted in minimal gains or losses, it became apparent that this was the better way to profit in what was quickly becoming a hugely overbought stock market. The bear market of 2000 through 2002 generated substantial “bearish position” profits by following trends and Frank began using Fibonacci support and resistance levels to look forward and help identify trends. In 2002 we changed the name of our timing service to (live link) to better identify ourselves to prospective subscribers. We also began the process of adding new timing strategies, using our trend trading systems to develop both aggressive market timing strategies as well as conservative market timing strategies. In time we added sector fund timing, gold fund timing, bond fund timing and small cap fund timing. In 2003 we expanded to ETF timing strategies as well as starting a portfolio of individual stocks. All using our trend following systems to time the markets. Frank is currently the editor and chief market analyst of, as well as president of Market Timing Strategies, Inc.

May 15, 2012

Shares of the ETF Market Vector Biotech (AMEX: BBH) have recovered from three months of sideways trading and have broken out to new highs. And this is during a market correction.

BBH had a 3 for 1 split back in February.

BBH is well above its March 3, 2000 rally closing high of $40.46 (pre-split it was $121.38). The bear market in 2000-2002 decimated all stock sectors and especially Biotech. Most sectors remain well below those 2000 highs, but BBH has now far exceeded them.

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BBH broke above its three months of sideways trading in the first week of April and while most sectors have stayed in correction mode, BBH has been moving steadily higher.

For those who see new highs as bullish, and we are on that list, BBH is a strong buy.

A stop at $44.50, just below the May 4 low, creates a tight stop and a low risk trade.

There is also very strong support at $42.00 a share.

The ( ETF Timing Strategy holds a position in Market Vector Biotech.

Frank Kollar has been timing the financial markets since 1982, with online service since 1996. He is a dedicated trend timer and his strategies exited the markets before the crash in 1987 as well as the bear market in 2000 through 2002. During the 2000-2002 bear market and the 2008-2009 bear market his bearish positions resulted in substantial gains, all achieved by trading trends.

Disclosure: I am long BBH.

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